March 31, 2006 -
X-clusive: New Blur Material “Nasty,
Blur (and now Wigwam)
bassist Alex James has been speaking to Xfm about the prospect
of a new Blur album, which – if the most recent writing
sessions are anything to go by – will be a rather nasty
to Lucio on the Xfm Drivetime Show,
Alex explained that despite Blur singer
Damon Albarn’s recent success with
Gorillaz, the band did recently get together and will
be recording a new album.
“Yeah I think we are,” Alex
confirmed, “We all got together before Christmas.
Damon, Dave and I and we were making
the most nasty, dirty, filthy rock music I think we’ve ever
made… It was great.”
“And then Damon’s
been making his records, I’ve been busy with Wigwam and
Dave’s got this multi media empire going on,
but I think there’s plans to reconvene really soon, I think
probably towards the end of the year.”
As for the style of the
album, Alex reckons that the noisy,
aggressive music they’ve been working on may well set the tone
for the whole new album.
“It seems to be going like
that,” he continued, “I mean, you never know what a record’s
gonna sound like till you’ve finished recording it, but it was
sounding that way.
“The Foo Fighters
are gonna wet their pants when they hear it.”